Ediz Hook 5.8 miles
Ediz Hook, pronounced edd-iss hook and known to the locals as the “spit”, is a narrow strip of land jutting out into the Straits of Juan De Fuca. It provides spectacular views of Port Angeles backed by the Olympic mountains. Just a short drive to see some local views do some bird watching or just enjoy the beach.
Hurricane Ridge 21.4 Miles To The Top
Alpine meadows, forests and panoramic snow capped mountains. Hurricane ridge is probably the most popular place to visit. Although a park pass is required which you can purchase at the toll booth on the way up. At the top you will find a lodge with a concession stand and gift store, public restrooms and a 3D topographical. map of the cascades. There are simple paved trails that lead to even more amazing views as well as trail heads for the more serious hiker. Be sure to check the website below for road info and closures. If your looking to save some bucks check out Deer Park for an alternative.
Deer Park 19.9 Miles To The Top
Alpine meadows, forests and panoramic snow capped mountains and often times prairie dogs. Deer Park is even more impressive than Hurricane Ridge and a bit of a local secret. It's free to see if you don't mind a long winding one lane bumpy dirt road. At the top you will find some simple gravel trail loops that will let you see it all and there are some trail heads for the serious hiker as well. There are some pit toilets and a (sometimes) staffed ranger station which you can locate on their website below. If your looking for an adventure and the best views around, You'll love Deer Park. Check it out!
Whale Watching 3.6 Miles
Take a ride in style on Island Adventures state of the art "Island Explorer 3" whale watching vessel. Port Angeles location provides some of the best whale watching in the Pacific Northwest. With a 98% success rate in 2016, the odds are on your side. Get all the info you need from their website below.
Olympic Game Farm 13.6 Miles
The Olympic Game Farm gets you up close and personal with the wild things. Over 200 animals some of which are movie stars. Created in the 1950's by Loyd Beebe as a holding facility for Walt Disney's animal actors. Bring your own wheat or whole grain bread (only) or purchase it at the farm for a rare experience of hand feeding some of the critters on site. Weekends and holidays may have wait times. If you want to avoid the crowds Wednesday is the best bet. Check out the website below for more info. and rates.
Hoh Rainforest 90.7 Miles To
The Hoh Rain forest is a popular attraction but it is about 87 miles west of P.A. One option for visiting is to check it out on the way too or from Port Angeles via US 101 Through Olympia. This also gives you the opportunity to see other sites such as Forks, Lake Crescent and the Elwha valley. There are some short easy hikes to see the greenery in all it's 12' of annual rain-fall splendor as well as the 18 mile Blue Glacier trail head.
Waterfront Lookout .7 Miles
The Moss St. Waterfront Lookout is a great place to take a short walk or enjoy the sunset from the comfort of your car on a cold winters day. It has a great high-bluff view of the straights and Canada with the Olympic Mountains behind you.